Dario Beljo scored twice in the third period and Aiden Fink added an empty-netter with 19 seconds left as the Brooks Bandits defeated the Ottawa Junior Senators 3-0 on Saturday in a Centennial Cup semifinal showdown in Portage La Prairie.
The Alberta Junior Hockey League Bandits will play the winner of Saturday night’s semifinal — between the host Portage Terriers and Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League — in Sunday’s championship final at 4 p.m. ET.
Ethan Barwick made 22 saves to post the shutout.
Brooks outshot Ottawa 41-22 and went 0-for-2 on the power-play. Ottawa, of the Central Canada Hockey League, went 0-for-5.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 20, 2023.
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